Upcoming holiday events for the TRAIN enthusiasts of Hampton Roads! Local Train Shows and Train Displays for 2019!
Where: Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Ln, Hampton, VA
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10am-4pm
What: Enjoy heirloom ornament making, live holiday music, train displays, face painting and more family fun to get you in the spirit of the season.
Cost: Museum admission and event activities are free!
Where: Hampton Public Library 4207 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, Virginia 23669
When: Saturday & Sunday, December 21-22, 2019. Saturday 9am-4:30pm. Sunday 1-315pm.
What: Celebrate the holidays with model trains and holiday cheer!! The KRT layout is designed specifically using Lionel Collectors Club of America standards to allow kids of all ages to interact with the trains in a way unparalleled in Hampton Roads. Try your hand at driving one of the LionChief engines, compliments of our sponsor, Lionel Trains or push the buttons to activate many of the scenes around the layout. Fun for all ages!!
Where: Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center Norfolk VA
When: November 23-24, November 29-December 1, December 6-8, 13-24, 26-31, 2019. Times vary by day.
Description: The holiday train show is just one of the many activities and exhibits available as part of Dickens' Christmas Towne! Look forward to live entertainment including puppet shows, magicians, carolers, tea parties, a children’s crafts corner, the indoor train display and even more free activities!
Cost: $5 for kids (age 3-12)! Kids 2 & under are FREE! $7.50 for adults. $6 Military with ID. Group pricing available.
Where: Selden Market, 208 E Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
When: December 4-7, 11-14, 18-24 & 26, 2019. Standard Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 11am-3pm Saturday: 11am-5pm 12.23, 12.24, 12.26 - 11am-2pm. Plus special Selden Market events
Description: The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers Tidewater Division (http://sgaugers.org/) returns to Downtown Norfolk inside Selden Market with their impressive model train exhibit throughout December.
Cost: FREE // ALL AGES
Where: Hill House Museum 221 North Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
When: The exhibit opens December 4th and ends December 21, 2019. Open on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12-3pm.
What: On display at the Hill House Museum will be toy trains and many other playthings bringing back fond memories of childhood. Discover a variety of antique toys that captured and sparked the imagination of children in the past. This exhibit aims to evoke childhood memories over the decades (19th Century-1990's) Cost: $5 admission fee.
Where: Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23462
When: Daily through December 30, 2019 from 10am - 8pm
What: Start your holiday season off on the right track! All aboard for Pembroke Mall’s magical Holiday Trainland! The exhibit is FREE and open to the public daily from 10a-8p now through December 30th. Located in Center Court across from Nestle Tollhouse Café.
Where: Avalon Church of Christ 844 Woodstock Rd Virginia Beach, Va 23464
When: December 6-14, 2019. Friday, December 6, 5:30pm-8:30pm. Saturday, December 7, 10am-8:30pm. Sunday, December 8, 1pm-8pm. Monday-Friday, December 9-13, 5:30pm-8pm. Saturday, December 14, 10am-4pm (Last Show).
What: Every December for the past 15 years, the Tidewater Big Train Operators have presented the largest indoor g-scale train show in the state at Avalon Church of Christ. Be sure to check out this FREE annual event as a festive way to get the kids of all ages in the Christmas spirit! If you have questions, contact TBTO at 490-2155.
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
When: December 28-29, 2019 - 10am-4pm
What: There's plenty at the show to see and do. You'll see the best that the model railroad hobby has to offer: beautifully designed and built model train layouts in operation, scale models of trains, cars and buildings, new products and collectible trains and toys from years past. Each show features dealers from across the country offering special deals and products hard to find anywhere else. There are free workshops and seminars where you can learn how to build a model railroad of your own, how to use digital command control, or how to make your trains and layout look ultra-realistic. Our shows are designed to promote model trains to even the youngest enthusiast, and many of our shows have a riding train within the show for kids to ride or have interactive exhibits where kids can operate part of a layout or race model trains or cars. All of our shows admit children for free!
Cost: FREE PARKING. Adult Admission is $10 Saturday or $9 Sunday. Tickets available on-site. All Saturday tickets good for both days. Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do NOT need a ticket. Click HERE for a coupon.